Black pepper plant
You can grow your own pepper – black, white or green, all are coming from the same plant, Piper nigrum.
Scientific name: Piper nigrum
Common name: Peppercorn plant
Origin: South India
Soil: well drained soil
Light: bright sun light or artificial light
Watering: keep thoroughly moist throughout the year
Hardiness: not hardy; stop growing below 18°C (65°F)
Height: climbing vine up to 10m (3’3″), less indoors
Black pepper plant requires high temperature, not lower than 18°C (65°F), lots of moisture and good light. Plant it in well drained soil (potting mix with added 1/3 part perlite) and keep the soil moist all the time. Make sure however that it doesn’t stand in water. Daily shower the foliage with a spray bottle.
A mature plant will flower, which will lead to peppercorns. Black pepper is made of green corns cooked and dried; green pepper is dried green corns; white pepper are dried inner seeds with removed darker skin. Fresh green corns are used a lot in Indian and South East Asian cuisine.
Plant delivery from Thailand disclaimer
Please note that all plants are delivered from Thailand. Most countries have some strict custom rules on letting the plants in. Those rules are aimed to protect the wild flora of the export country (Thailand) as well as not letting plant diseases into the import country (your country). We can absolutely assure that all shipped plants are healthy and nursery grown only (no wild plants) and are shipped legally from Thailand. However the package will not be marked to contain plants. Otherwise it would be inevitably stopped and destroyed by your customs. Unfortunately custom rules on plant export are practically impossible to follow for small private buyers. By ordering you acknowledge and accept the risk of the package to be destroyed by the custom services of your country as well as possible inappropriate handling of the package by your mail service. Each order will receive the tracking number.
Specification: Black pepper plant